National Grandparents Day - Celebrate on the Commander in Rockland County, NY

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National Grandparents Day - Celebrate on the Commander in Rockland County, NY

Flickr photo by ryanrocketship

Did you know that the first Sunday after Labor Day is Grandparents Day?   I'm a grandmother of 20+ grandchildren and had no idea that there was a day honoring me.

Marian McQuade was the founder of National Grandparents Day.   She and her husband the parents of 15 children and the grandparents of over 40, began a campaign to set aside a day for grandparents. She hoped the day would have a threefold purpose:

  • To honor grandparents
  • To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children.
  • To help make children aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

Thru her efforts, Grandparents Day was declared a national holiday by President Jimmy Carter in 1978

Grandparents Day was meant to be a family day. Use it to create some of your own family traditions centered around the seniors in your family.  Celebrate by holding a family reunion or just a family gathering promoting inter-generational interaction.  Cash in on the wisdom, knowledge and history of those seniors in your life and promote a spirit of love and respect for your elders, in your children.  There are many, many elderly not fortunate enough to have family nearby;  if you can, why not adopt one as a foster grandparent and include them in your plans.

For those of you in Rockland County, you might want to join the Grandparents Day Cruise on the Commander Boat.  It's a two hour cruise sailing north from West Haverstraw past Stony Point Lighthouse, Tomkins Cove and Peekskill, before turning at Bear Mountain Bridge and sailing back to Haverstraw Marina.  There's a craft activity planned for children and a $5 discount to seniors who bring a grandchild. 

The boat sails at 1:30 PM and the cruise is for all ages.  Adults $18, Children $14, seniors $16.  For more about the commander cruise call 845-534-7245.

Whatever you choose to do to celebrate the grands in your life,  have a grand Grandparents Day!!

Flickr Photo by ryanrocketship

 

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Barb Szabo, CRS
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We love grandparent's day around here! My parents have been by my 16 year old daughter's side since the day she was born...very special to us/

Sep 08, 2010 11:33 AM #1
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Tish Lloyd
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Leah:  What a wonderful post!  I remember when President Carter declared National Grandparents' Day!  There is no way you have 20 grandchildren unless you started at the age of 10!!!!!!

Sep 08, 2010 11:34 AM #2
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Cal Yoder
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Happy Grandparents Day. I hope you enjoy your time with your family on Sunday.

Cal

Sep 09, 2010 12:22 AM #3
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Karen Kruschka
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Leah  Our 32 year old has yet to make me a Grandma, but I am very optimistic

Sep 09, 2010 11:23 AM #4
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Barb - I'm a part of my grandchildren's lives, but it's not relegated to any one special day.  How wonderful for your daughter and youthat you have your parents nearby.

Tish - If you're giving birth, it takes 9 months, but if my kids are expecting, I can have many grandkids in the space of 9 months.  We're up to 25 and the oldest just turned 12 today.

Cal - Thanks, I fully intend to.

Karen - Tell hime to get to work and stop wasting your valuable time!  It's one of life's unbeatable pleasures.

Sep 11, 2010 04:40 PM #5
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Mary Douglas
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Happy Grandparents Day Leah!  25 grandchildren? WOW what a blessing.  I love being a grandma to our two little ones!

Sep 12, 2010 09:30 AM #6
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Mary - Hope you had a happy one too.  They definitely keep us busy and I definitely feel blessed.

Sep 13, 2010 02:46 AM #7
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Karen Bernetti
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I never realized Grandparent's day has been around so long!  Hope you enjoyed your day.

Sep 13, 2010 03:32 PM #8
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Kathleen Daniels
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Leah, I do know about Grandparents day. It seems like it never really became a big “Hallmark” holiday. By the time we become grandparents we so deserve to be honored!

Sep 13, 2010 05:17 PM #9
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Karen - Never knew it was around that long either.  Spent the day celebrating my granddaughters Bat Mitzva.

Kathleen - I so agree with you.  (We definitely have earned the right to be honored by the time we become grandparents.) 

Sep 14, 2010 10:05 AM #10
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Sharon Tara
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I'm a grandparent, but I doubt very much that my children have any idea there is a holiday...oh well!

Sep 15, 2010 01:37 AM #11
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Sharon - I'll get them on the case.  You definitely deserve recognition.

Sep 15, 2010 10:33 AM #12
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